Special tests

David A. Dillard, Tetsuo Yamaguchi

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This chapter gives a brief description of special mechanical tests for various types of materials and sample geometries, such as blister tests for membranes/adhesives/ coatings, tensile tests and shear tests for sealants and foam adhesives, indentation and scratch tests for coatings, tack tests for pressure sensitive adhesives, and bimaterial curvature tests for characterizing residual stress, stress-free temperature, and coefficient of thermal expansion of adhesives bonded to substrates of interest. In addition, some applications of these tests are also described in this chapter.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHandbook of Adhesion Technology
Subtitle of host publicationSecond Edition
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Number of pages20
ISBN (Electronic)9783319554112
ISBN (Print)9783319554105
Publication statusPublished - May 23 2018

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Engineering(all)
  • Materials Science(all)

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    Dillard, D. A., & Yamaguchi, T. (2018). Special tests. In Handbook of Adhesion Technology: Second Edition (Vol. 1-2, pp. 593-612). Springer International Publishing. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-55411-2_22